CNBC – Walmart appears to be gaining ground against Amazon November 4, 2019
By Lauren Thomas
• The frequency of people buying items on Amazon six times or more per month has dropped to 40% this year from 80% in 2017, according to data pulled by First Insight.
• It says Walmart appears to be winning more customers.
Less shopping is happening on Amazon, and consumers are favoring ...
Women’s Wear Daily – Never Before Seen at Scale: Ralph Lauren to Digitize Its Entire Product Line November 3, 2019
The groundbreaking partnership with Evrythng and Avery Dennison enables Ralph Lauren, and the whole industry, to unlock true traceability at scale
By Kaley Roshitsh
Ralph Lauren Corp. is set to digitize its entire product line beginning with the Polo brand, partnering with real-time Internet of Things software platform Evrythng and global materials science and manufacturing ...
Business Insider – Recession-scarred millennials are opting for buy-now, pay-later shopping September 24, 2019
By Mary Hanbury
• In a conversation with Business Insider, 29-year-old Australian entrepreneur Nick Molnar explained why buynow, pay-later shopping models are resonating with millennials who have scarred by recession.
• Molnar said that this generation prefers to spend their own money rather than engage in interest-bearing loans or credit cards.
• Because of this, Molnar ...
Sourcing Journal – Chargeurs Unveils Sustainable 50 Interlinings for Eco-Minded Fashion Brands September 16, 2019
By Jessica Binns
When it comes to sustainability in fashion, what’s hidden on the inside counts, too.
That’s what Chargeurs wants apparel companies to keep in mind as brands of all stripes attempt to pivot toward responsible sourcing. The 147-year-old French maker of apparel interlinings is launching the Sustainable 50, a collection of interlinings and ...
Yahoo Finance – Buy-now, pay-later app Afterpay is booming September 3, 2019
By Aarthi Swaminathan
Microlending is surging, and Afterpay is riding the wave. The Australian fintech company — which offers buy now, pay later options for consumers — announced stunning huge results, noting that the underlying global sales for the fiscal year of 2019 increased by 140% to $5.2 billion.
The company — which entered the ...
Women’s Wear Daily – Chargeurs Partners With Parsons, Sponsors Museum at FIT Exhibition September 3, 2019
Through alliances with Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, the European company is trying to raise its profile and support young talent.
By Rosemary Feitelberg
Chargeurs is tightening its ties to the New York fashion scene through new alliances.
For the kickoff of its partnership with The New School’s Parsons School of ...
Vogue – With Zyper investment, VCs are betting on “influencer fatigue” July 29, 2019
By Maghan McDowell
With backing from Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator, Zyper is positioning “super fans” as an alternative to paid influencers.
Zyper, a marketing platform that connects brands with top fans instead of traditional influencers, has raised $6.5 million from Talis Capital, Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator.
This marks an endorsement by the ...
Quartz – At the world’s most famous ad fest, street signs warn against influencer content June 20, 2019
By Hanna Kozlowska
“STOP Encouraging Influencers,” and “DEAD END – Awkwardly Branded Captions Up Ahead #SPON,” declare street signs sprinkled around the world’s biggest marketing festival, Cannes Lions, which is held in June in France.
The signs are trying to point out to the world’s top marketers that influencers, who are supposed to lend brands ...
Sourcing Journal – Levi’s Taps Afterpay for “Buy Now, Pay Later” Payment Solution June 10, 2019
By Angela Velasquez
Denim shoppers can “buy now, pay later” for the latest pair of Levi’s.
The U.S. denim brand is the latest to partner with Afterpay, the digital platform that offers consumers interest-free installment plans for in-store and online purchases. The payments company recently announced new partnerships with Levi’s, Ray-Ban, O’Neill and Tarte Cosmetics.
HFN Digital – Retail Influencer Network Launches Podcast Series January 29, 2019
The select group of business leaders will offer their insights on retailing and related topics
By Joanne Friedrick, Contributing Editor
NEW YORK—A podcast designed to help executives navigate the changing retail landscape was launched by the Retail Influencer Network—a group of industry leaders with decades of experience.
Making its debut with commentary by National Retail Federation ...
Women’s Wear Daily – Retail Influencers Take to Podcasts January 24, 2019
“Retales From the Frontline” podcasts will cover such topics as entrepreneurs and their new formats, brand storytelling and Millennial shoppers.
By David Moin
There’s a new source for industry insight. The Retail Influencer Network has launched a podcast series titled “Retales from the Frontline,” covering such topics as entrepreneurs and their new formats, brand storytelling ...
Forbes – How A 28-Year-Old Turned Layaway For Millennials Into A Billion-Dollar Business July 3, 2018
by Jeff Kauflin, Forbes Staff
Layaway is a decades-old, much-maligned way to finance something you can’t immediately afford, since it often leads to exorbitant interest rates. Now a young Australian entrepreneur has taken a Millennial twist on the practice and built a booming business.
Afterpay, a consumer lending company based in Sydney, Australia, has reached ...
Women’s Wear Daily – Business Leaders Join New Influencer Network May 9, 2018
A diverse group of retailers, investors, tech experts and industry analysts have been invited to participate in the network.
By David Moin
The Retail Influencer Network has been formed to bring retail, technology and financial leaders together to help retailers and Silicon Valley understand what each sector needs, serve as a source of information and ...
Business of Fashion – Macy’s Acquires Story May 2, 2018
BoF can exclusively reveal that Macy’s, Inc is buying concept store Story. Founder Rachel Shechtman will join the American department store chain as its first brand experience officer.
“Welcome to Story! Have you been here before?” That’s what a greeter asks each-and-every person who walks through the doors of Story, a 2,000-square-foot store located ...
Forbes – INTURN Wants To Speed Up The Pipeline From Clothing Brands to Discounters April 3, 2018
INTURN Wants To Speed Up The Pipeline From Clothing Brands to Discounters
By Peter Carbonara
A perennial problem for clothing brands –not to mention beleaguered retailers like H&M — is what to do with all the stuff they can’t sell. There is a lot of it. Ronen Lazar, CEO and cofounder of INTURN, a New York-based software ...
CNBC – Men aren’t willing to shop online as much as women, survey finds May 19, 2018
By Lauren Thomas
• Women like e-commerce for shopping, while men still prefer bricks and mortar, according to a new survey from First Insight.
• The survey finds men are less likely to use Amazon to price shop.
• Retailers still have a long way to go to meet shoppers’ expectations online and in stores, taking ...
Women’s Wear Daily – Retail Success Hinges on ‘Knowing and Understanding’ the Customer March 14, 2018
Matthew E. Rubel, formerly of Varsity Brands and Collective Brands, shares his insights into what retailers and brands can do in a tumultuous market.
Matthew E. Rubel is a veteran retail and brand chief executive officer and industry thought leader who serves as an independent director at Hudson’s Bay Co. where he chairs the compensation and HR development ...
FGRT – US Retailers Ready to Cater to Chinese New Year Shoppers with Mobile Payments February 14, 2018
Many Chinese tourists are currently preparing to travel overseas during the Lunar New Year celebration, which begins on February 16 and runs through March 2 this year. In the US, hundreds of thousands of retailers and service providers are ready to cater to these tourists by offering them the mobile-wallet payment options ...
Women’s Wear Daily – With an Eye on Expansion, MadaLuxe Group Names Freede CEO February 13, 2018
Executive changes involving the founders will support growth maneuvers.
By David Moin
The MadaLuxe Group has promoted Adam Freede from president to chief executive officer, to support growth initiatives on several fronts.
MadaLuxe Group’s former ceo, Sandy Sholl, has been named executive chairman and will continue to oversee retail, e-commerce and marketing. Sholl is the mother ...
Chinese Designers Take the Runway at NYFW February 9, 2018 BCG’s Beat kicked off New York Fashion Week by attending Tmall China Day, a runway event sponsored by Tmall, the CFDA and Suntchi held at the Skylight Modern in New York City’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood.